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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wel awr-derd]
    • /wɛl ˈɔr dərd/
    • /wel ˈɔː.dəd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wel awr-derd]
    • /wɛl ˈɔr dərd/

Definitions of well-ordered word

  • adjective well-ordered arranged, planned, or occurring in a desirable way, sequence, etc. 1
  • adjective well-ordered (of a relation) having the property that every nonempty subset of its field has a least member under the relation: less than is well-ordered on the natural numbers but not on the reals, since an open set has no least member 0
  • adjective well-ordered properly or carefully organized 0
  • verb well-ordered simple past tense and past participle of well-order. 0
  • adjective well-ordered Having a precise arrangement. 0
  • adjective well-ordered (mathematics, not comparable) Having a well-order. 0

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Origin of well-ordered

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
First recorded in 1600-10

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Parts of speech for Well-ordered


well-ordered popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for well-ordered

adj well-ordered

  • businesslike — If you describe someone as businesslike, you mean that they deal with things in an efficient way without wasting time.
  • disciplined — having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous: paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.

adjective well-ordered

  • cleanly — in a fair manner
  • controlled — held in check; curbed: poorly controlled anger.
  • neat — in a pleasingly orderly and clean condition: a neat room.
  • ordered — neatly or conveniently arranged; well-organized: an ordered office.
  • orderly — arranged or disposed in a neat, tidy manner or in a regular sequence: an orderly desk.

Antonyms for well-ordered

adjective well-ordered

  • disordered — lacking organization or in confusion; disarranged.
  • littered — objects strewn or scattered about; scattered rubbish.

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